"Aux animaux de la guerre" is a series adapted from the eponymous book which author Nicolas Mathieu appears alongside Alain Tasma. It appeared on our screen in early 2018.
This series tells the story of Rita, a work inspector and champion for lost causes, who is responsible for finding an agreement to close a factory located in the Vosges. From this situation, she only saves a few employees out of the hundred that originally worked for the company. One evening, in the headlights of her car she see a girl running half-naked from Martel and Bruce, two ex-workers.
Filmed in 2017, "Aux animaux de la Guerre" takes place in various towns in the Vosges, including Épinal, Gérardmer and Granges-Sur-Vologne. "It was important to film in the region Grand Est, which has a lot of character. It has a rough geography where survival instinct prevails. There is a strange, even surreal atmosphere here with these immense coniferous forests”, says producer Philippe Dulest.
Many people from the Vosges played along and became extras: from students to shopkeepers and more. At the same time they created buildings, sites and objects such as bourgeois flags, council flats, etc to meet the expectations of the film. This enabled the film crew to create the atmosphere that was needed for the film.